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Ed Doney is an award-winning Reporter and Sunday Evening Anchor with Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4, joining the news staff in November 2005. Since that time, he has won two Associated Press awards, and has been nominated for an Emmy.

Hometown - Alexandria, VA

Life Goal - A fulfilling career in journalism while making as many friends along the way.

Play any sports/Favorite Sport - Love football and tennis. The Wimbledon championship match is second only to the Super Bowl.

Favorite TV Show - The Office.

Favorite Car - Ford Mustang.

Most embarrassing moment - Watching my very first newscast and realizing that you're supposed to keep your scripts flat on the desk. Why? Mine could be seen shaking in my hands because I was so nervous.

Happiest moment in my life was... my sister's wedding in Hawaii and so many other family gatherings.

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner - Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein and Eddie Van Halen (for dinner music).

Favorite food - Pizza.

I have a pet (what) ..I wish I had a pet (what)... Don't have a pet but the family cat is always good for entertainment.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when... I went to the '86 Peach Bowl in Atlanta and made it home to Illinois that night, just in time to watch the game-winning field goal on the news. I loved the immediacy and excitement of broadcasting.

Best movie of all time - Forrest Gump.

Hardest part of my job - The deadlines.

Best part of my job - Meeting so many good Oklahomans.

Favorite holiday - Christmas.

School fight song - Ball State, Ball State, Ball State!

My favorite story of all time - We did a phone interview with Nikolette Harris, a little girl fighting Leukemia in an Oregon hospital whose family was receiving financial help from OU fans. The Sooners were getting ready to play Oregon in the '05 Holiday Bowl and fans from both teams were competing to raise the most money for this sick little girl. I asked her what she would say to these complete strangers from Oklahoma. While fighting back tears, she simply said "Thank you very much for helping me." It was the most sincere expression of gratitude I've ever heard. It broke my heart. She died not long after that interview, but the money raised went a long way toward paying her medical bills. Her family was so grateful. The most memorable interview of my life happened over the phone. I'll never forget her.

People are surprised when I tell them… I was a two-time high school tennis champ!


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    ‘An evil person': Oklahoma teen charged with murdering family inside Duncan home

    DUNCAN, Okla. – We’re learning more details about the brutal murders of three people inside their home in Duncan. On Monday, authorities began investigating the murders of 50-year-old John Hruby, 48-year-old Tinker Hruby and 17-year-old Katherine Hruby. Around 8:50 a.m. on Monday, police say they received a 911 call from the family’s housekeeper. According to the officer’s report, police found the bodies in the kitchen area of the home. The report says Tinker and Katherine’s bodies were found on the kitchen […]

  • State Regents find PASS academic standards ‘college and career ready’

    OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma’s academic standards that were in place before Common Core are sufficient to make students “college and career ready”, according to a report released Thursday by the Oklahoma State Regents For Higher Education. Oklahoma threw out Common Core education standards earlier this year and reverted back to the previous PASS standards (Priority Academic Student Skills). But were those standards good enough to really prepare students for college? The State Department of Education (SDE) says it’s obvious PASS standards […]

  • Update: Husband, wife and daughter found dead inside Oklahoma home

    UPDATED 10/14/2014 8:37 A.M. DUNCAN, Okla.  – Investigators in Duncan, Okla. are looking new evidence involving a family’s triple murder. John Hruby, his wife Tinker, and daughter Katherine were all found murdered inside their home Monday. Investigators focused on a black jeep that police say belongs to John and Tinker’s son Alan. So far, no official suspects have been named in this possible triple homicide.   ORIGINAL STORY: DUNCAN, Okla. – Authorities in one Oklahoma town are currently investigating a […]

  • DOC gives tour of renovated death chamber

    MCALESTER, Okla. –   Oklahoma’s death chamber gets a makeover in McAlester with the hopes of avoiding a repeat performance from April. Department of Corrections officials gave the media a tour of the renovations to the execution room – changes that were recommended by the Department of Public Safety in their review of the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. Lockett was convicted in the 1999 murder of 19 year old Stephanie Neiman. Scott Crow, DOC administrator of field operations, said […]

  • Is “Big Oil” influencing OGS earthquake study?

    OKLAHOMA – As the Oklahoma Geological Survey tries to determine the cause of the recent earthquakes, some believe there may be a conflict of interest since OGS is funded by oil and gas companies. Some say those companies are the cause. Bob Jackman, a Tulsa geologist and oil and gas operator, wrote an article in The Oklahoma Observer that claimed nearly 90 percent of OGS’s funding comes from big oil producers. The University of Oklahoma is home to OGS, but a university […]

  • Terrifying hoax putting Oklahoma parents on edge

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A scary hoax is making its way into the Oklahoma City metro. Parents are getting a call out of the blue that their child has been kidnapped. High income targets in the medical field are being targeted in what the FBI is calling “virtual kidnappings.” No one is actually taken, but the crooks are hoping fear will overcome the victim. “We were so spooked, that we didn’t let my five-year-old go to soccer practice that night,” Dr. Clay Sigmon, […]

  • District Attorney seeks death penalty against man accused in Oklahoma beheading case

    MOORE, Okla. – Murder suspect Alton Nolen’s request to be represented by a Muslim attorney will not be granted. Nolen made the request during Wednesday’s video arraignment at the Cleveland County courthouse in Norman. He’s accused of beheading co-worker Colleen Hufford at Vaughan Foods one week ago.  He allegedly attacked Hufford from behind with a knife and also stabbed another co-worker, Traci Johnson. During his arraignment, Nolen told a judge “I’m Muslim. My question is, do you have any Muslims that can […]

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    Update: Bond denied for man accused of beheading woman in Moore

    UPDATE 10/2/2014 11:20 A.M – Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn has filed paperwork Thursday to seek the death penalty against the man accused in the Oklahoma beheading case. Mashburn said Tuesday that he was waiting to make the final decision on the punishment he would seek until he talked to the victims’ family. D.A. document to seek death penalty against Alton Nolen UPDATE: A judge in Cleveland County denied bond for a man accused of beheading a woman and […]

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    Former Oklahoma police officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old

    WEWOKA, Okla. – A former Wewoka police officer is being accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and committing other sexual acts with her while on duty. After an investigation, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office uncovered the former police officer performed sexual acts with a minor. Officials say 30-year-old Trever Blackwell, who was 27 at the time of the alleged crimes, is facing one felony count of second degree rape as a result of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl between August […]

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    Controversial testing vendor pulls out of Oklahoma schools; State scrambling for replacement

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  Just a week after the Oklahoma State Board of Education decided to delay taking action on choosing a vendor for winter assessments,   CTB/McGraw-Hill says it will withdraw from the bidding process. The board voted Sept. 25 to table a would-be sole-source contract with CTB for the winter assessments. The Oklahoma State Department of Education said an estimated 51,000 tests are expected to be given during that period, the bulk of them being end-of-instruction (EOI) exams necessary […]

  • Barresi faces calls for resignation at education board meeting

    OKLAHOMA – Embattled Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi faced two calls for her resignation during Thursday’s Board of Education meeting at the state capitol. “I want the venom stopped,” board member Lee Baxter said. “I’m sick of the lack of collaboration.” Baxter ended Thursday’s meeting by saying the current status quo needs to end. “And the way I feel that happens is for the state superintendent to relinquish her role now.” State Rep. Jason Smalley (R-Stroud) asked for a […]